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notice good morning columbia. thanks for joining us. i'm eric weisfeld. and i'm rochelle dean. we're live
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time's now 5:00. 33 we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. south
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assisting a motorist on i-20. this is going to be at mile marker 39 in the eastbound lanes. we will continue to keep our eyes on the road and update you if anything else pops up for your morning commute. a-b-c columbia wants to help you jump start your day. we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. richland county councilman kelvin washington is facing a felony d-u-i charge, after a collision in hopkins over the weekend. the south carolina highway patrol says this happened just before eight saturday night at bluff road and martin luther king boulevard. troopers say washington rear-ended another car. the driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. the passenger, with minor injuries. washington bonded out of jail last night. this is not his first run- in with the law. last month, the 51-year-old was arrested for not paying his taxes for three years. he was ordered to pay a fine and sentenced to probation. richland county council chairman torrey rush released this statement, writing in part, "our collective responsibility to the public is compromised when such an
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the coming days we will continue to monitor this situation and rely on the law enforcement agencies investigating this matter." staying on the crime beat... an innocent bystander is expected to be ok... after being struck by a bullet, during an exchange of gunfire in a publix parking lot saturday night. the richland county sheriff's department says this happened in the 46-hundred block of hardscrabble road just after nine saturday night. deputies say the victim was transported to the hospital, with non-life threatening injuries. the investigion continues this morning. if you know something, call crimestoppers at one-triple eight-crime-s-c. officials say a missing 12-year-old, who spent last night in the woods, used leaves to stay warm. the greenville county sheriff's department says the boy scout went missing during a hike with his troop late saturday afternoon at jones gap state park. he was found by a family out hiking about 18 hours later. turning to vote 20-16... no surprises here in south carolina. as
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won saturday's democratic primary. the former first lady took home 73 percent of the vote to bernie sanders 26 percent. it's not the outcome sanders and his campaign were hoping for. speaking on a-b-c's "this week," sanders admits, he was, "decimated," here in south carolina. while sanders isn't satisfied by the results... he is taking away some positives from saturday's vote. 33 but there isn't much positive news heading sanders way going into tomorrow's super tuesday vote. according to a new n-b-c news-wall street journal- marist poll... hillary clinton is far ahead of bernie sanders in three key states voting
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leading by about two-to-one margins in texas... georgia and tennessee. those three are among eleven states holding their democratic presidential races this tuesday. for democrats there are one thousand and thirty three delegates up for grabs... in those states... plus american samoa and from democrats abroad. key states for the democrats include... texas... georgia and colorado. as for the republicans... there are five hundred and ninety four delegates in play in eleven states. key states for the g-o-p presidential hopefuls include texas, georgia, and tennessee. it's a swell of states heading to the polls tomorrow... count on a-b-c columbia to bring you the latest on vote 20-16... on air and online. forget "dreaming in gold." some lucky celebrities are now waking up seeing gold... after last night's 88th academy awards. it was a night full of glitz and glam... right here on a-b-c columbia. and many here in the midlands had a chance to
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and tuxedos...and walk the red carpet. the nickolodeon held its annual red carpet awards party downtown columbia last night. die-hard oscar fans could revel in the excitement together, watching the ceremony on the big screen. 33 a night of fame, fashion and film... and we have all the highlights. we've got a complete rundown of the best of the best... coming up a little later. still to 33 come... our coverage of vote 20-16 continues. the presidential hopefuls aren't holding back going into tomorrow's big vote.clear skies and mild temps to kick
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sunshine and highs in the 70's
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live from main and gervais. 33 here's a quick look at stories that areaking headlines across the country. we're just one day away from the biggest day of competition for the remaining presidential hopefuls. a-b-c's stephanie
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in store for super tuesday. 33 the political arena isn't the only place where things are heating up... the competition is fierce on the
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eric, what can you tell us? s-e-c domination leads to conference perfection on the basketball court. and usc baseball continues its perfect start. tim hill explains in
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to win it. 33 still to come... we're talking about giving back. it's an important deadline for local non-profits to get in on all the action... for this yeas midlands gives. clear skies and mild temps to kick off your monday.expect lots of sunshine and highs in the 70's this afternoon.
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and gervais. mobile mall with unique vehicle-based businesses. all proceeds for the event go to "nord" the national organization for rare disorders. it's taking place at the rooftop at richland mall today... starting at noon and running until eight tonight. and it's that time again for the third annual "midlands gives online giving challenge" central carolina community hosts the event each year... raising millions of dollars
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nonprofit organizations. the deadline for nonprofits to register for the challenge is today. and for an extra bonus this year... nonprofits have the
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pools and more. 33 33 we're 33 checking out what will be making headlines later todod. here's eric with your "look ahead." we're talking south carolina roadways... according to the department of transportation... counties are making plans to spend less than half of the 216 million dollars in road money that lawmakers set aside for them to be fixed. the d-o-t says 22 counties haven't submitted their plans at all and are working on determining which projects should get money. and only four counties have identified all projects and are advertising for contractors. states are making deep cuts to jobless benefits. sce the recession ended in 20-09... eight states have reduced the number of weeks that people can draw benefits... while others are
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the unemployed can collect. some states have also reduced the maximum weekly payments... narrowing who can qualify and increasing work-search requirements that can result in denied benefits if not met. 33 still to come... we're taking a look at all the red carpet, glitz and glamour... and how last nights oscars panned out for the movie stars.
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shiny trophy. 33 still to 33 come... a richland county councilman... finds himself behind bars over the weekend... and what officials are saying is not their first offense.... stay
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main and gervais. good 33 33 we want to quick traffic update as you about this morning. here are some trouble spototthat you might encounter. south carolina highway patrol is assisting a motorist on i-20. this is going to be at mile marker 39 in the eastbound lanes. south carolina highway patrol is also reporting a collision with no injury at the intersection of i-77 and i- 26. this is going to be in the south bound and the eastbound lanes. we will continue to keep our eyes on the road and update you if anything else pops up for your morning commute. a-b-c columbia wants to help you jump start your day. we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. so, let's get started. richland county councilman kelvin washington is facing a felony d-u-i charge, after a collision in hopkins over the weekend. the south carolina highway patrol says
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eight saturday night at bluff road and martin luther king boulevard. troopers say washington rear-ended another car. the driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. the passenger, with minor injuries. washington was bonded out of jail last night. this is not his first run-in with the law. last month, the 51-year-old was arrested for not paying his taxes for three years. he was ordered to pay a fine and sentntced to probation. richland county council chairman torrey rush released this statement, writing in part, "our collective responsibility to the public is compromised when such an event like this occurs. in the coming days we will continue to monitor this situation and rely on the law enforcement agencies investigating this matter." staying on the crime beat... an innocent bystander is expected to be ok... after being struck by a bullet, during an exchange of gunfire in a publix parkinglot saturday night. the richland county sheriff's department says this happened in the 46-hundred block of hardscrabble road just after nine saturday night. deputies say the victim was
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with non-life threatening injuries. the investigation continues. if you know something, call crimestoppers at one-triple eight-crime-s-c. officials say a missing 12-year-old, who spent the night in the woods, used leaves to stay warm. the greenville county sheriff's department says the boy scout went missing during a hike with his troop late saturday afternoon at jones gap state park. he was found by a family out hiking about 18 hours later. turning to vote 20-16... no surprises here in south carolina. as expected... hillary clinton won saturday's democratic primary. the former first lady took home 73 percent of the vote to bernie sanders 26 percent. and there isn't much positive news heading sanders way going into tomorrow's super tuesday vote. according to a new n-b-c news-wall street journal- marist poll... hillary clinton is far ahead of bernie sanders in three key states voting
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leading by about two-to-one margins in texas... george and tennessee. it's a slew of states heading to the polls for super tuesday... with 13 contests taking place tomorrow. and headed into tomorrow's vote... g-o-p front-runner donald trump is clinching his first endorsement from a sitting u-s senator. alabama senator jeff sessions is throwing his support behind trump. sessions said at a rally in madison that american people want change. the senator is known for his opposition to illegal immigration. and his endorsement can solidify trump as the toughest candidate on the issue. alabama is one of the states voting in republican presidential races this tuesday. with the stakes so high... it's a final push for trump's competition to halt the front-runner's momentum going into tomorrow's vote. republicans marco rubio and ted cruz are taking swings at trump. both of the presidential hopefuls are blasting trump for not rejecting support from k-k-k grand dragon david duke and other white supremacists. rubio is also mocking his toughest competition...
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phrase against him. 33 there are 33 five hundred and ninety four delegates up for grabs for the republicans in tomorrow's vote. key states for the g-o-p presidential hopefuls include texas, georgia, and tennessee. and for democrats there are one thousand and thirty three delegates up for grabs. key states for the democrats include... texas... georgia and colorado. it's a swell of states heading to the polls tomorrow... count on a-b-c columbia to bring you the
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and online.33 still to come... we're hitting the brakes. we're taking a look at how mother nature is making for a messy commute.clear skies and mild temps to kick off your monday. expect lots of sunshine and highs in the 70's this
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from main and gervais. 33 a force of nature is causing a drawback for the roadways in tennessee... yeah... according to the states department of transportation... a rock slide hit a major highway over the weekend... shutting it down in both directions. state troopers say there are eight separate spots on the interstate that need to be blocked off. highway patrol has since re- directed traffic to other roads in the area... but officials are still expecting heavy back-ups during the
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rochelle dean has a look at what is making headlines in the medical community. eating right is known to be good for your mental health... as well as your physical health. and in today's health minute... mary moloney explains how certain foods can actually help boost
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still to 33 come... it's the land where dreams come true... but the magic may not be spreading
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main and gervais. thursday tickets will drop to 95-dollars for their value one-day pass. but prices are rising for the weekends and summer weeks. a pass will set you back 112 dollars for the spring
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disney says the change is their way of trying to spread out visitation. the so-called "oprah effect" isn't working on weight watchers sales. shares of weight watchers has plunged almost 30-percent after the company reported a surprise 11-million-dollar quarterly loss. winfrey also saw the value of her stake in weight watchers drop by more than 27-million dollars. the weight management company brought oprah on as its public face in october. in the latest t-v ads for the company she says she's lost 26 pounds. mac cosmetics is partnering with reality t-v personality... caitlyn jenner. this makes her the most high-profile transgender star to get a major cosmetics contract. in a statement, mac says jenner quote... "has come to represent courage, fearlessness, honesty and compassion". jenner's lipstick will be called "finally free"... and launches april seventh.
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will go toward programs aimed at transgender communities. and it's what everyone's talking about... the oscars. eric what can you tell us? the 88th awards show is all about the stars that shine... but we're taking a look at those who simply "flopped". the "razzie" awards celebrate supreme underachievement in cinema every year. and for this years "big winner"... if you want to call it that... "fifty shades of grey" the movie features actress dakota johnson... who was named worst actress... and jamie dornan... worst actor. other razzie winners include johnny depp for his work in "mortdecai..." adam sandler in "the cobbler" and "pixels." ... and chevy chase in "hot tub time machine 2" and "vacation." from the worst to the best... you can actually find some past oscar- nominated films were shot right here in the palmetto state. from deliverance, to cold mountain, to the big chill.... we've had nine films shot within state lines that have been recognized by
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33 for the film with the most oscar wins... forest gump. the classic came away with six statuettes...including the biggest, best picture. still to come... from the 88th to the 12th... we're going back in time to remember some of oscars past winners... next in your day in history. stay with us.
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33 let's check out the day in history. -"alfalfa" murray on cover of time in 1932-mcdaniel
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wind in 1940-the lord of the rings: return of the ring wins
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and national surf and turf day.33 that's all the time that we have for the first hour of good morning columbia. but we're coming right back.
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today is monday, february 29. richland county councilman kelvin washington is facing felony dui charges. we have the latest on the arrest. plus it's a win for hillary clinton in the palmetto state. now all the candidates have their sights set on super tuesday. what we can expect going into tomorrow's vote. and the oscar goes to ... we have all the highlights from a night full of fame, fashion and film at the oscars. "good morning, columbia" starts right now. captioning provided by caption associates, llc www.captionassociates.com. eric: glad you are waking unwith us on a monday. good morning, columbia. thanks for joining us. i'm eric weisfeld. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 6:00. >> eric: we talked about it, cool start but it will be a good day. >> rochelle: you might want to put a light coat on the little
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>> eric: they can take it off later. >> rochelle: it will be better, we're going to turn things over to meteorologist jonathan kennedy, how does it look? >> jonathan: yes, make sure the jacket is the full zip you can takeoff easily, it will be nice later. anytime we get in the 70s this time of year it feels warmer than if we were in july. wind west-southwest 6 miles a hour, dewpoint 32, don't have to worry about any fog, we are seeing enough dewpoint depression, big difference in the temperature and dewpoint, a very dry forecast for us essentially is what i'm trying to say. we're looking for sunshine throughout the day, sun not up yet, we have a hour, it should be after 7:00 for most of us, around 7:00 and temperatures still nice for us even though it's dark outside, we've been cooling down in the overmight period.
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nice and dry, nice and sunny, today will be perfect for you, get out and enjoy it if you can. low to mid-70s. 72 to 74 for everybody. that west and southwest wind will make it feel better outside. take advantage as much as you can, because you will probably see ups and downs later in the week. today nothing to complain about at all. >> eric: very good. >> rochelle: get out and enjoy it, have lunch outside, a stroll, anything would be great. >> eric: let's take you outside to tell you about any traffic spots. >> rochelle: there are some trouble spots. highway patrol is assisting a motorist on i-20, this will be at the mile marker 39 in the eastbound lanes. >> eric: and also reporting a collision with no injury at the intersectiontion at i-77 and i-26 in the southbound and eastbound lanes and we will continue to our our eyes on the
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else pops up. rochelle: and, as always, abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> eric: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. richland county councilman kelvin washington is facing a felony dui charge, after a collision in hopkins over the weekend. the south carolina highway patrol says this happened just before 8:00 saturday night at bluff road and martin luther king boulevard. troopers say washington rear-ended another car. the driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. the passenger, with minor injuries. washington was bonded out of jail last night. this is not his first run-in with the law. last month, the 51-year-old was arrested for not paying his taxes for three years. he was ordered to pay a fine and sentenced to probation. richland county council chairman torrey rush released this statement, writing in part, "our collective responsibility to the public is compromised when such an event like this occurs. in the coming days we will continue to monitor this situation and rely on the law enforcement agencies investigating this matter." eric: staying on the crime beat, an innocent bystander is
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struck by a bullet, during an exchange of gunfire in a publix parking lot saturday night. >> rochelle: the richland county sheriff's department says this happened in the 4600 block of hardscrabble road just after 9:00 saturday night. deputies say the victim was transported to the hospital, with non-life threatening injuries. the investigation continues. police is asking anyone with information about this incident to call crime stoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. rochelle: officials say a missing 12-year-old, who spent the night in the woods, used leaves to stay warm. the greenville county sheriff's department says the boy scout went missing during a hike with his troop late saturday afternoon at jones gap state park. he was found by a family out hiking about 18 hours later. rochelle: turning to vote 2016, no surprises here in south carolina. as expected, hillary clinton won saturday's democratic primary. the former first lady took home 73% of the vote to bernie sanders 26%.
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his campaign were hoping for. speaking on abc's "this week," sanders admits he was "decimated" here in south carolina. while sanders isn't satisfied by the results, he is taking away some positives from saturday's vote. >> among older african americans it was pathetic from our perspective. but, by the way, the glimmer of positive news for us is that we won the 29 years of age or younger vote. and we did well with african american young people as well as white young people. >> rochelle: but there isn't much positive news heading sanders way going into tomorrow's super tuesday vote. >> eric: according to a new nbc news-wall street journal-marist poll, hillary clinton is far ahead of bernie sanders in three key states voting tomorrow. it shows clinton leading by about two-to-one margins in texas, georgia and tennessee. those three are among 11 states holding their democratic presidential races this tuesday.
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delegates up for grabs in those states plus american samoa and from democrats abroad. key states for the democrats include texas, georgia and colorado. eric: as for the republicans, there are 594 delegates in play in 11 states. key states for the gop presidential hopefuls include texas, georgia, and tennessee. it's a swell of states heading to the polls tomorrow. you can count on abc columbia to bring you the latest on vote 2016 on air and online. eric: forget "dreaming in gold." some lucky celebrities are now waking up seeing gold after last night's 88th academy awards. >> rochelle: it was a night full of glitz and glam right here on abc columbia. and many here in the midlands had a chance to throw on their finest jewels and tuxedos and walk the red carpet. the nickolodeon held its annual red carpet awards party downtown columbia last night.
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in the excitement together, watching the ceremony unfold on the big screen. >> well, i have to say everybody is super dressed up this year, more than normal and i'm kind of doing the survey to see who has seen all eight films for best picture this year and you would be amazed that the number of people that are really cinemafiles who really are seeing these films. rochelle: a night of fame, fashion and film and we have all the highlights. we've got a complete rundown of the best of the best coming up a little later. eric: still to come, wishes for a speedy recovery headed towards the lowcountry. >> rochelle: the latest on a berkeley county officer's condition after being shot on the job. >> jonathan: and clear skies, mild temperatures to kickoff your monday forecast. we will see a lot of sunshine, a lot more warmth today. i will let you know what to expect next.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: good monday morning. the forecast this morning should make it easier to get back to a work week. we are in the mid to high 40s, a jacket would be appropriate for the little ones heading to the bus stop. we will stick with the mild forecast tonight, 48 for the overnight low. after seeing cool weather last week, seeing the reward with the warm weather to start this week. >> rochelle: 74, i would think that was beautiful as well. thanks, jonathan. rochelle: here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. a community is coming together to honor the memory of a
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in the line of duty. the prince william county police department says 28-year-old ashley guindon was killed when she responded to a call about a domestic-related shooting over the weekend. two other officers were shot and wounded. guindon was just sworn-in to the department on friday. police say an army staff sergeant has been arrested on murder and other charges in the death of officer guindon and another person. 32-year-old ronald hamilton is accused of shooting guindon and the two other officers when they answered a call at his home. police say hamilton also killed his wife. rochelle: back here at home, a berkeley county officer is expected to recover after being shot while on the job. corporal kimber gist was shot during an early morning scuffle with a suspect following a traffic stop. the suspect identified as 36-year-old travis cantelle smith was found dead a short time later in a nearby apartment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. a go-fund-me account has been
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more than $3500 has been donated so far. the goal is to raise $10,000. if you'd like to help with corporal gist's road to recovery, we have a link on our website abc columbia.com. rochelle: sec domination leads to conference perfection on the basketball court. and usc baseball continues its perfect start. eric, what can you tell us? >> eric: you said it best and tim hill will continue with this morning's minute to win it. >> going out in style, back to back player of the year tiffany mitchell, 24 points yesterday, that's her senior high in her senior season. the gamecocks close-out with a big win, the second ever sec undefeated regular season record. but mitchell and the gamecocks want much, much more. >> that is one of our goals but
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more we want to accomplish, that's another championship and getting to the final four. >> perfection moves to carolina baseball, 8-4 win, jones reaches base all 16 times at the plate. for the gamecocks, i'm tim hill, that's your minute to win it, hope it gets your week off to a good start. eric: still to come, we're talking giving back. it's an important deadline for local nonprofits to get in on all the action for this year's midlands gives.
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main and gervais.33 back. rochelle: welcome back to good morning, columbia. on this monday morning, your time is 6:18. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. it's fashion for a cause. the "all aboard fashion" committee is holding their very own south carolina "fashion truck festival" to raise awareness about rare diseases. the outdoor event is acting as a mobile mall with unique vehicle-based businesses. all proceeds for the event go to "nord" the national organization for rare disorders. it's taking place at the rooftop at richland mall today starting at noon and running until 8:00 tonight. rochelle: and it's that time again for the third annual "midlands gives online giving challenge" central carolina community hosts
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millions of dollars for hundreds of midlands nonprofit organizations. the deadline for nonprofits to register for the challenge is today. and for an extra bonus this year nonprofits have the chance at prizes, bonus pools and more. two great events, one inside and one offering you bonuses, you are in for a win-win. >> rochelle: that will be a great thing to be part of and the forecast will be a good thing to be part of, we will see temperatures in the 70s. temperatures yesterday climbed into the 60s, we will see more. 74 today, 74 sunny tomorrow, lows around 50 the next couple nights. rain comes our way late, late wednesday and then a reprieve
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we will see a nice weekend, i think temperatures bounce back nicely. right now temperatures, upper 60s. today and tomorrow, the book ends of the seven day are nice. even in between not too bad. >> rochelle: for the end of february i'd say we are doing pretty good. >> jonathan: at least 10 degrees above normal. rochelle: we're checking out what will be making headlines later today. >> jonathan: here's eric with your "look ahead." >> eric: it's a chance for soon-to-be released inmates to rejoin the work force. today governor nikki haley will be at manning correctional institution touring the work ready initiative. the program formed by the south carolina department of employment and work force and south carolina department of corrections aims to provide inmates training to be job ready once released. eric: the richland penny program is looking to make getting around the midlands a little easier. richland county government and richland penny program development teams will be holding a public meeting today to present the pineview widening project. residents are encouraged to attend and comment during the
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that's set for tonight at bluff road park from 5:00 until 6:30. eric: and the columbia city council is set to continue their governance retreat today. the council will be taking a closer look at its long-term policy agenda today. and tomorrow the council will tour areas throughout the capital city that were impacted during october's historic flooding we'll get a report card back from them following the flooding. >> rochelle: it was so widespread there are probably things we haven't been able to get to or talk abouts the damage that still remains there. >> eric: they will be busy. >> rochelle: it will be interesting what their report says. thanks, eric. rochelle: still to come, we're taking a look at all the red carpet, glitz and glamour and how last nights oscars panned out for the movie stars.
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gervais. in today's "techbytes" -- a change to apple's next big event. >> reports indicate the company will unveil new products on march1st, a week later than expected. >> a new miniiphone, straps for the apple watch are some of the things that will likely be unveiled. you can now get samsung's latest phones in real gold. >> a uk company selling them in 24 karat gold. the price tag, 2800 bucks. and twitter history. the win for best actor generated more than 440,000 tweets a minute. that beats ellen's selfie with 255,000 tweets per minute. all right.
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33 it was a night full of glitz and glam for the >> eric: welcome back, 6:27 is your time. it was a night full of glitz and glam for the oscars >> rochelle: that's right and if you missed out on last nights big 88th academy awards show sorry for you. no, don't worry. abc's lauren lyster has a full wrap up of who got to take home that shiny trophy.
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>> a thoughtful film about a newspaper investigation about catholic priests took the best picture. >> if they nominated host, i wouldn't get this job. >> it was oscar host chris rock really owned it addressing the diversity right out of the gate. >> i'm a danish girl. >> you should get me. don't worry, black u.s.a. are naught, astronaught, we will. >> it's like sorority racist, we like you, rhonda but you are not a kappa. >> leonardo dicaprio's losing streak ended, he won gold. his acceptance speech a dire warning.
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happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species. >> best actress went to brie larson. the most surprising was mark rylance for bridge of spice. the most awarded movie, mad max fury road with a six win oscar haul. as it wind down, what moment stuck with viewers? leonardo dicaprio's best actor win was the most tweeted moment
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>> some of us are bummed, creed didn't win anything. i could hear public enemy fight the power as the show was going off. i didn't know the oscars were still on, i don't know if that was a subliminal thing for the hash tag but interesting choice of music. i had to sit up for a moment. eric: still to come, a richland county councilman finds himself behind bars over the weekend. >> rochelle: and what officials are saying is not their first offense.
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gervais. eric: good morning, columbia. we have a half hour left, thanks for joining us. i'm eric weisfeld. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time is 6:32. >> i think you will like the weather. >> rochelle: let's turn things over to jonathan as you get ready to start your day. >> jonathan: it is monday so we are looking for anything to help us get out of bed. it was a nice way to round out the weekend and even better as
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46, clear skies, wind south-southwest, relative humidity 67, still dry for us, no sign of fog or rain. full sunshine for today. we'll be back to a very warm forecast as well. 46 right now, that is certainly a little above average for most of us by about 10 degrees depending on your location. satellite and radar, nothing to mention as far as fog. temperatures not bad. 44 in lexington, one of the cooler spots, 50 in saluda. we are seeing the opposite, typically our warmer spots are the coolest and coolest spots are warmest. we will see uniform heating today, i think most everybody climbs into low to mid-70s by this afternoon. wind out of the south-southwest, breezy at times, all in all about 10 miles a hour, certainly
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seeing toward the middle of last week where we saw gusts up to 40. we will not see it tomorrow but a little light wind to keep the rain away from us. north carolina nice and dry, south carolina certainly nice and dry. this high pressure system to the south will keep things nice and moderate for us, bring in the warm air from the gulf of mexico but thankfully no moisture to worry about. a cold front around the dallas area but that will skirt to the north and we will see this modify and brick us a chance of rain as we get into wednesday, but today, tomorrow, nothing to worry about, you can see the system starting to build in parts of arkansas and come our way late tuesday into wednesday. so, we have some rain coming our way, but not having to worry about it, no need for the umbrella, maybe the light jacket this morning. certainly want to she'd it later today, we will see a lot of sunshine and warm afternoon. something we haven't seen in combo of late.
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week, rain and warm but today we will see sunshine, warm air, no sign of rain and not much to worry about in the forecast except trying to get out of work and enjoy it, only thing we need to worry about, should be a perfect monday. >> eric: it's not been perfect on the roadway, we had incidents. >> rochelle: yes, but right now no trouble spots in or around the capital sit it but we are keeping our eyes on the road and if it changes we will update you. rochelle: and abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> eric: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. richland county councilman kelvin washington is facing a felony dui charge, after a collision in hopkins over the weekend. the south carolina highway patrol says this happened just before 8:00 saturday night at bluff road and martin luther king boulevard. troopers say washington rear-ended another car. the driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. the passenger, with minor injuries. washington was bonded out of jail last night.
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with the law. last month, the 51-year-old was arrested for not paying his taxes for three years. he was ordered to pay a fine and sentenced to probation. richland county council chairman torrey rush released this statement, writing in part, "our collective responsibility to the public is compromised when such an event like this occurs. in the coming days we will continue to monitor this situation and rely on the law enforcement agencies investigating this matter." eric: staying on the crime beat, an innocent bystander is expected to be okay after being struck by a bullet, during an exchange of gunfire in a publix parking lot saturday night. >> rochelle: according to the department, this happened in the 4600 block of hardscrabble road just after 9:00 saturday night. deputies say the victim was transported to the hospital, with non-life threatening injuries. the investigation continues. if you have any information,
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1-888-crim-sc. rochelle: turning to vote 2016, no surprises here in south carolina. as expected, hillary clinton won saturday's democratic primary. the former first lady took home 73% of the vote to bernie sanders 26%. there's not much positive news for sanders. according to a new nbc news-wall street journal-marist poll, hillary clinton is far ahead of bernie sanders in three key states voting tomorrow. it shows clinton leading by about two-to-one margins in texas, georgia and tennessee. those three are among 11 states holding their democratic presidential races this tuesday. rochelle: it's a slew of states heading to the polls for super tuesday with 13 contests taking place tomorrow. >> eric: and headed into tomorrow's vote gop front-runner donald trump is clinching his first endorsement from a sitting u.s. senator. alabama senator jeff sessions is throwing his support behind trump. sessions said at a rally in madison that american people want change. the senator is known for his opposition to illegal
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and his endorsement can solidify trump as the toughest candidate on the issue. alabama is one of the states voting in republican presidential races this tuesday. eric: with the stakes so high, it's a final push for trump's competition to halt the front-runner's momentum going into tomorrow's vote. republicans marco rubio and ted cruz are taking swings at trump. both of the presidential hopefuls are blasting trump for not rejecting support from kkk grand dragon david duke and other white supremacists. rubio is also mocking his toughest competition turning trump's signature phrase against him. >> he now says -- well first of all, he says that i am sweating all time. it's hot in here. am i sweating now? no, alright. he doesn't sweat because his pores are clogged from the spray tan he uses.
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orange. >> eric: there are 594 delegates up for grabs for the republicans in tomorrow's vote. key states for the gop presidential hopefuls include texas, georgia, and tennessee. for democrats there are 1,033 delegates up for grabs. key states for the democrats include texas, georgia, and colorado. it's a swell of states heading to the polls tomorrow, count on abc columbia to bring you the latest on vote 2016 on air and online. >> rochelle: it is going to get a lot busier. >> eric: apparently getting -- >> rochelle: a little heated. >> eric: yes, heated. eric: still to come, third time's not the charm. >> rochelle: it looks like a successful launch may not be written in the stars for one rocket. >> jonathan: and luckily for us, the forecast will get a little heated. temperatures expected to climb into the 70s, lots of sunshine, i'll have all the details next.
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main and gervais. >> conservative firebrand ted cruz has been shaking things up in washington since his arrival as a freshman senator. >> this country remains a country, i believe, grounded in principles, grounded in faith. >> and this republican presidential campaign is no different. >> that is my hope, that we will energize and mobilize courageous
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this country to pull this country back.
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monday >> jonathan: 6:43 on your monday morning, just about 15, 20 minutes away from sunrise, should be a beautiful day. we should see lots of sunshine once it comes up, i don't think there will be any cloud cover to keep us from seeing the sun. i think we will be in the 60s by lunchtime. if you are going on the lunch break, i know it's monday, going back to work but if you could find time to get out and enjoyity would highly suggest it. >> eric: we give you permission. >> jonathan: that's right. eric: no problem with that forecast but in florida it looks like "houston we still have a problem." >> jonathan: that's right. the private space company space-x had to call off the launch of its falcon-nine rocket for the third time. space-x says on its website the rocket and its payload are fine
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the rocket carries a satellite that would bring internet and phone access to millions of people in asia. so they will wait a little longer for their service. turn our attention to your health. >> jonathan: rochelle dean has a look at what is making headlines in the medical community. good morning, rochelle. rochelle: good morning, jonathan. good morning, eric. subway is keeping it fresh. the sandwich chain says they're adding antibiotic-free chicken to its menu. subway claims it beat out its fast-food rivals to become the first major chain to make the change in all stores. the antibiotic-free rotisserie-style chicken sandwich will be available starting tomorrow. mcdonald's announced a similar move a year ago but is still working on getting it going. rochelle: looks like flint, michigan, isn't the only city dealing with lead in the water. officials in ithaca, new york, have shut off the drinking water at all of its schools. testing in january found unsafe levels of lead in the water but parents are upset because similar tests were done last august. the school district has yet to
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long to reveal the news. officials say the county and state health departments are now involved. rochelle: and as national heart month comes to an end you have the opportunity to learn more about your health today. pulmonologist antoinette williams is giving a lesson on the right amount of sleep and the negative effects of sleep deprivation and the connection between sleep apnea and heart disease. the "sleep until your heart is content" event is taking place at palmetto health baptist church at 6:00 tonight. rochelle: still to come we're talking about the birds and the bees. but it's not what you may think. stay with us.
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agricultural pesticide use, disease and climate change. to help species recover officials recommend sustainable agricultural practices, diversified crops and eco-friendly food production. rochelle: it's an unsettling thought as you prepare to hand over some information to uncle sam. the number of people caught in the theft of tax-payer data last year is up seven times larger than originally thought. the internal revenue services says the number of cyber criminals using a popular tool on their website to steal the tax forms is close to 720,000. the agency says they will warn affected taxpayers about potential identity theft, offer free credit protection and give taxpayers an extra pin number to protect future tax filings. the irs has disabled the online document tool used to steal personal information. rochelle: california drivers are getting ready to take a hit at the pump. residents across california loaded up on gas going into the
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price spike. while the average price of a gallon in los angeles county is $2.44 a gallon, consumer watchdog says prices could jump up 37 cents. the reason? state oil refineries are raising prices as they switch to a summer blend gas. and on top of that california already has the highest gas taxes in the country. rochelle: some celebs are using the red carpet to speak out on some important concerns, close to their hearts. eric, what can you tell us? >> eric: it's a powerful performance that brought hollywood's finest to tears. vice president joe biden got a standing ovation speaking about sexual abuse on college campuses. biden encouraged viewers to take the "it's on us" pledge, an initiative aimed at changing the culture on sexual abuse. the vice president then introduced lady gaga who sang her oscar nominated song "til it happens to you," surrounded on stage by sexual assault survivors.
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visit "itsonus.org." leonardo dicaprio took the chance to talk about climate change. and before taking home the trophy dicaprio gave a heartfelt speech to his support team while also touching up on a global cause. >> i feel so overwhelmed with gratitude for what happened tonight, but i feel there is a ticking clock out there, there is a sense of urgency that we all must do something proactive about this issue. >> eric: speaking to reporters, he says he hopes people will vote for someone who cares about the world. eric: still to come it's leap year day. and we've got a list of deals to get in on for the rare
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gervais. >> eric: it's leap year day. and to celebrate a day that only comes once every four years some businesses are offering up some special february 29th deal. >> rochelle: that's right. arby's will be offering a special vegetarian menu only available today. hungry howies will sell a large,
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with the purchase of a regular-priced large pizza. and if you buy a dozen donuts at krispy kreme today you can get a dozen original glazed donuts for $2.29. and the deals get even sweeter. from free flights to cheap eats be sure to check out a complete list of deals on our website abccolumbia.com. i would like to take advantage of every single one of them. >> eric: that's a lot to eat. >> rochelle: today is the day to cash in on some of the deals. eric: still to come from the 88th to the 12th. >> rochelle: we're going back in time to remember some of oscars past winners next in your day in history. >> jonathan: clear skies, nice mild start, sunrise actually happening now on the roof cam. a beautiful monday forecast, i'll have details next.
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main and gervais. >> conservative firebrand ted cruz has been shaking things up in washington since his arrival as a freshman senator. >> this country remains a country, i believe, grounded in principles, grounded in faith. >> and this republican presidential campaign is no different. >> that is my hope, that we will energize and mobilize courageous conservatives all over this country to pull this country back.
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monday >> jonathan: a beautiful start to your monday, we saw the sun come upon the sky cam and should see sunshine for the rest of the day. we start out in the 40s and should end up in the 70s. a cool down in the second half of the week, rain on wednesday and thursday but dry on friday. we return to dry and sunshine. >> rochelle: it sound fabulous.
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"alfalfa" murray is on cover of "time" in 1932. frankly, scarlett. mcdaniel wins oscar for gone with the wind in 1940. and the lord of the rings: return of the ring wins 11 oscars in 2004. >> eric: today is leap day, bachelor's day and national surf and turf day. >> rochelle: surf and turf, we talk about food all the tile. maybe we should eat before we come in to work. >> eric: but we need sleep time. >> rochelle: that's all the time we have. "good morning, america" is next. good morning, america. chris rock stealing the spotlight at the oscars. >> well, i'm here at the academy awards otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. >> facing the diversity backlash head on. >> you're damn right hollywood's racist. >> leonardo dicaprio finally breaking through with a win.
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>> lady gaga with a show-stopping performance. happens to you happens to you happens to you >> the moment that brought everyone to their feet. a rock star reception for donald trump. >> wow, wow, this is amazing. >> commanding a massive crowd in alabama. facing fire from all sides after failing to condemn the kkk. >> not only is that wrong, it makes him unelectable. >> but can anything stop the front-runner's surge on the campaign's biggest day yet? and is hillary clinton on the verge of locking down the nomination? and we are taking you behind the scenes of hollywood's biggest night like only "gma" can from the red carpet to backstage. you won an oscar, brie. you won an oscar. >> i really can't believe it. >> we're one-on-one exclusively with the big winners. their first interview, seconds

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